In Facebook comes always the notification "Send a birthday message!" in the messenger everytime when Facebook friends have their birthday.

There is no push message, but the icon gets the red notification sign, which is kinda anoying, because I have to check it then for new messages which I may have received.

It looks like this in a web browser:

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The birthday notifications are turned of in general in my Facebook profile, but these messages are still showing up since a few weeks.

How can I switch off these notifications?


It seems that the source of those messenger birthday notifications is M, Facebook's virtual assistant / bot.

M was killed in January 2018, so it probably won't suggest any more birthday greetings such as those.

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    It stopped bugging me on its own a few weeks ago, so I think you could be right with the virtual assistent. – Michael Uray Mar 6 '18 at 8:25

You have to go to Settings > Notifications > On Facebook > Birthdays > Off

Here is a shortcut link.

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  • As I already wrote, the birthday notifications are turned off. – Michael Uray Mar 6 '18 at 8:23

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